Gran Passione is fashioned by Casa Vinicola Botter, founded by Carlo Botter in Italy's Veneto region almost 90 years ago. Carlo's dream was to make the world aware of the wines of this region, which he was so passionate about. He began selling wines in casks to restaurants and retailers from small lots of wine he purchased and blended himself.
Thirty years later, the next generation began bottling their own wines and finding thirsty markets anxious to buy them from all over the world. Eventually, they were sourcing grapes from other areas of Italy like Piedmont, Tuscany, Lazio, Sicily and Campania, where this selection originates. The company is run by the third generation, today, producing over 4 million cases of wine and selling them worldwide.
Falanghina is one of the most aromatic and profoundly rich-tasting wines on earth. It's also known as Falanghina Greco, which acknowledges its Greek heritage. The grape is grown almost exclusively in Campania, just north of Naples, and Gran Passione's grapes are from the region's esteemed Beneventano I.G.T.
At first whiff, it has a very tropical, almost lychee nut and mango character, which is fulfilled on the palate. The exotic amalgam of these flavors is held in check by a soft, enveloping acidity, which gently holds all the lovely components in place.
This is a very exciting wine, which typically sells for double our reorder price. Enjoy it now and stock your cellar while we've got it!